civil law


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civil law (countable and uncountable, plural civil laws)

  1. (law) The body of law dealing with the private relations between members of a community; it contrasts with criminal law, military law and ecclesiastical law.
  2. (law) Legal system based on the Corpus Juris Civilis; it contrasts with common law.

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Unadapted borrowing from English civil law.


civil law f (uncountable)

  1. (law) civil law (legal system contrasting with common law)
    Synonym: direito romano-germânico